Friday January 18th
Mel Washington and sunDollars at the 567 Center for Renewal
Mel Washington was a former member of the indie-rock band All Get Out. Now, he is touring in support of his upcoming solo album, Houses, to be released in February. While the indie-rock aspect of his former work is still noticeable, Washington seems to be exploring the influence of the South that seems to create an idyllic Southern folk and country sound. He will be joined by local favorites sunDollars, as well as performances by Cassia, Rest and Lennox. All ages. 6:30 p.m. $5.
Royal Southern Brotherhood at the Cox Capitol Theatre
What do you imagine music would sound like if you could combine the family names of Allman, made famous for the Southern rock produced right here in Macon, and Neville, the famous New Orleans based family known for their funk and soul? The combination instantly evokes images of a sweaty night of music filled with shrilling organs, guitar solos that nearly induce sensory overload, funky bass lines and vocals that fill you with emotion. Well, the Royal Southern Brotherhood can lay claim to members with both of those family ties. Cyril Neville and Devon Allman bring the Royal Southern Brotherhood to Macon to show off these young branches of the famous family trees. 18 and up. 8 p.m. $17.50.
Christopher Bell and Trendlenberg at Roasted Cafe and Lounge
Its not too often you see a cellist holding down one of the coolest places to hang out in downtown Macon. However, when you add the creativeness of Christopher Bell, some effects and a loop pedal, youve got a show that walks a thin line you never knew existed -- one between classical, folk and electronic. Hes joined by Macons favorite experimental folk artist Trendlenberg. 18 and up. 10 p.m. Free.
Saturday January 19th
Louise Warren at Shenanigans Pub in Warner Robins
I love to see Middle Georgia artists stretching out beyond their comfort zones of places to play. Louise Warren has been the hardest working singer-songwriter in Macon for more than a year now. Shes played just about every venue in Macon, made some local television appearances and has played some well known spots in Atlanta. Now, she is taking her acoustic guitar and songwriting skills to Warner Robins. 21 and up. 9 p.m.
Wednesday January 23rd
Copious Jones at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
Its the middle of the week and it seems like the weekend will never get here. Why wait until Friday to have a good time? Copious Jones at the Hummingbird may be just what you need to get over the hump! This diverse six-piece Atlanta band, complete with strings and percussion, brings a dancing good time to Middle Georgia. This band is filled with some of the most technically talented musicians to come through this area in quite a while. 21 and up. 10 p.m. Free.